"Sidewalk" as written by and Doug Martsch....
Come on break it up
It's gone on long enough
What has it changed for you
The tubes tag along
The radar's got it wrong
What hasn't changed for you
Can you wait for the sidewalk
Waiting for you
Can you wait for the sidewalk
Can it wait for you

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"Sidewalk" as written by Doug Martsch

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    General Commenthonest to god, i think this song is about walking on a sidewalk.
    Preciouszipsteron April 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think they're encouraging people to think for themselves, instead of listening to what society tells them. "The tubes tag along" could mean that TV is always at your side, ready to spew conventional standards that society believes you should conform to. "The radar's got it wrong" says that the information we heedlessly accept as true isn't neccessarily right. What good has come from believing everything they say?

    As for the sidewalk part, I'm as clueless as an anorexic sumo wrestler.
    HurrayForSchoolon May 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI just think this song is about questioning your choices and how things are working out for you, as opposed to how they're working out for other people. I think this song is about doing anything to please other people and always putting yourself last.
    lacedwithyourscenton May 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of Salt Lake City. I remember listening to it when going there once. anyways, i love it.
    nonnycrieson January 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlol... yeah maybe. my friend hates them because he thinks they always sing about nothing.. but i think this song could easily have another meaning... like moving on to another part of your life.. etc
    pollyethyleneon April 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song gets me excited. i love it.
    twee!on February 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this song might be about homelessness? Trying to get along in society and failing or just giving up
    pencapchew1979on February 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIf this song is about thinking for yourself, the title "Sidewalk" makes me think of walking across my college campus and seeing all the people walking on the sidewalk all in a line. I on the other hand am walking across the grass, taking the shorter, less crowded, or just plain different route.
    TheYoshinatoron July 21, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningIt seems to be about getting off the uncertain path and jumping on a solid foundation. The path you're on isn't working. What you're seeing ahead, what you're seeing around you, is fantasy. Find the sidewalk, find something you can actually walk on. It's not going to be there forever, so get on it while you can.
    lousybutleron January 13, 2014   Link

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